Sri Lanka is an island that is blessed with an eclectic mix of exotic beauty, culture and history that has made it the perfect place to relax and experience nature. The waters that surround the island contain such a diverse marine ecosystem, so much so that the southern, western, and eastern coastal belts are considered to be hallowed ground for marine researchers.

One of the more unique and popular activities to engage in while you visit the sunny coast of Sri Lanka is the spotting of whales. Whale watching in Sri Lanka has become so popular amongst travellers that it is now one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with a multitude of whale species.

If you are looking to catch a glimpse of the majestic Blue Whale, Byrde’s Whale and the rare Omura Whale, it is best to look out for this activity during the designated peak seasons, which differ from coast to coast. The southern and western coasts often shelter whales between the months of November and April, while the eastern coast season runs between May and October.

You can ask your tour guide to arrange this activity for you, or you could also explore the options offered by various excursion organizers on location.